Police Scotland has produced a video showing drivers how to make simple checks on their vehicles, and giving advice on safe winter driving.
The film features sergeant Debbie Allan and constable Fraser Cameron from the Scottish police’s Road Policing Unit.
Police Scotland patrols have also been carrying out mobile and static checks across the country to raise awareness of road safety ahead of the winter weather and shorter days.
In the West of Scotland, Police Scotland dealt with 767 drivers whose vehicles had a defect. 394 received warnings for minor defects, 232 were issued with Vehicle Defect Rectification Scheme Tickets (VDRs), while 141 were issued with a fixed penalty conditional offer ticket or reported to the Procurator Fiscal for the most serious offences.
Inspector Craig Linton from Greater Glasgow’s Divisional Road Policing Unit, said: “Thankfully most of the defects detected were minor and could be dealt with by giving some advice to the drivers, however there were still 141 defects that were serious enough for the officers to issue a conditional offer of fixed penalty or report the driver to the court.
“The checks are not difficult, anyone can do them, and they will help to keep you and your family safer when out in the car during the wetter and colder weather.”